Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 10th U.S. Infantry. Place and
date: At Peebles Farm, Va., 1 October 1864.
Entered service at: New York.
Born: 9 July 1841, Germany.
Date of issue: 12 December 1898.
At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back
before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless
officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)